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Country: Australia China
Capital: Canberra Beijing
Population: 24 399 300 1 373 541 278
Area: 7 692 024 km2 9 596 961 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 260 warheads
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Military expenditures

Country: Australia China
Military budget: 25 billion $ 215 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1,88% 1,9%

Manpower

Country: Australia China
Active personnel: 58 061 2 300 000
Reserve personnel: 19 338 510 000
Available for military: 5 316 464 385 821 101

Land Forces

Country: Australia China
Tanks: 59 9 150
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 580 4 788
Total artillery: 235 9 726
Self-propelled artillery: 0 1 710
Rocket artillery: 0 1 770

Air Forces

Country: Australia China
Total aircraft: 450 3 729
Fighter aircraft: 0 1 199
Multirole aircraf: 97 567
Attack aircraft: 0 300
Helicopters: 187 1 627

Navy

Country: Australia China
Total naval: 49 749
Aircraftcarriers: 2 1
Destroyers: 0 32
Frigates: 11 51
Corvettes: 0 32
Submarines: 6 73

Military service

Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.

China

18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2-year service obligation; no minimum age for voluntary service (all officers are volunteers); 18-19 years of age for women high school graduates who meet requirements for specific military jobs; a recent military decision allows women in combat roles.
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